Revista XhismeArte no. 7. Los Angeles: Los Angeles Latino Writers Association/ Concilio de Arte Popular, 1981. 43 x 28 cm
Cover image by Barbara Canasco, and interior image LISA, LISA by Judy Miranda.
The handsome oversized journalRevista XhismeArte (also calledChismeArte) was published by the Los Angeles Latino Writers Association, a pioneering group directed by poet Luis J. Rodriguez. Famed Chicana novelist Helena María Viramontes served as a coordinator for the Association and as the literary editor ofXhismeArte. The boldly designed Issue no. 7, called the “Woman’s Issue,” is especially noteworthy, with Viramontes emphasizing the political dimension of work by established and emerging voices.